Most of Minnesota's corn and soybean crops continue to thrive, despite last week's torrential rain and destructive weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports 83 percent of Minnesota corn is rated in good or excellent condition. As for soybeans, 74 percent of the acres are in good or excellent shape.
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Last year's Minnesota corn crop comes in at record $7 billion
Even though production was down, Minnesota's corn crop was worth a best-ever $7 billion. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture tops the previous record the year before. The state's soybean crop was down 13 percent from 2010.
Minnesota crops ready to harvest weeks ahead of schedule
Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of the dry weather and getting an early start on the fall harvest. Combines started rolling through corn and soybean fields last week, the Pioneer Press reports. Despite the lack of rain, Minnesota escaped the disastrous drought conditions seen in much of the nation's heartland.
Officials tallying impact of freeze on Minnesota's crops
The low temperatures will likely hurt corn and soybean yields this year. Statewide, only 46 percent of corn is in good condition, while 43 percent of soybeans are in good condition.
Could be worse: MN farms look pretty good while rest of Midwest stays parched
More than 1,000 counties across the Midwest are listed as agricultural disaster areas. Not one is in Minnesota, though. In fact, the latest report shows only 15 percent of the state is very short of moisture. As for the corn and soybean crops, more than 75 percent are in fair to good shape.
USDA: Minnesota farmers will plant seven percent more corn in 2012
However, soybean and wheat crops will drop as much as eight percent because corn is more profitable. Minnesota's corn crop was valued at $7 billion last year. Corn planting is also expected to increase about four percent nationwide.
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